17th of August, 1848

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of August, 1848, fell on a Thursday.
  • Decade: 1840s.
  • 170 years, 5 months and 8 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1848.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1848.
  • Day 230 of 1848.
  • Leap Year: 1848 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1848 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1848 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • American Format: 08-17-1848 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1848-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "18480817" are easier to sort.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • James Knox Polk was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1848.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1848 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1847. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1848 is the 27th of May, 1849. (Rough Estimate).

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of August:

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1848.

  • 62,250 days have passed since this date.
  • 5,378,400,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1848.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 6,274,800,000 times.
  • Since the 17th of August, 1848, earth has travelled approximately 2,775,254,400,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 896,400,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 462,542,400 steps. That's about 205,574 miles!
  • Since this date, 64,540,800 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Thursday" in other languages is:

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.


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